Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Cooking with Kyle- Ham & Cheese Bundles

snack recipes, quick and easy meals, appetizers

 For this week's Cooking with Kyle,  he wanted to make his recipes using Easter leftovers. One of his favorite foods in the world is deviled eggs.  He could eat them every day if he could. He also loves ham.  He had 4 slices during Easter dinner.   Since we have some leftover ham, I suggested he use ham in his recipe. He came up with ham and cheese bundles.

Ham and Cheese Bundles

  • your favorite type of ham (sliced, cubed etc..) 
  •  your favorite cheese (we used shredded Kraft) 
  • crescent roll dough  
  • grated Parmesan

Deviled Eggs

  • hard boiled eggs 
  • miracle whip or mayo 
  • yellow mustard 
  • paprika 

He started out by cutting the leftover ham into small cubes. At first he was a little nervous, but gave it a try when I showed him that it was not that hard. I think this is the first time he has has used a big sharp knife. Kind of scary, but he is more than ready. He was more careful with it then I am.   

He cut  more than enough. We might be making ham salad next! 

For the next step, he placed some ham cubes and cheese one a crescent,  He placed a 2nd one on top.  Ideally we would have liked to seal the sides with fork, but the rolls  were not identical sizes.  To seal them he folded them into each other.  I helped seal the sides so the filling did not fall out.  While not perfectly shaped, they were completely sealed. 

After all the bundles were made,  he sprinkled on grated parmesan cheese.  

Bake in a 350 degree preheated oven for 15 minutes.  

He then started making the deviled eggs. He asked me to peel the eggs while he cut the ham.  He then halved them himself and removed the yolks.  

Here he is concentrating on smashing the yolk into a fine consistency. 

He mixed in a couple of tablespoons of miracle whip and maybe a teaspoon or two of mustard. In our house we like more miracle whip than mustard.  

He spooned in the yolk mixture and then sprinkled them with paprika.  A little messy, but a lot delicious!

He was messing around when I was trying to take his after picture.  Another successful recipe for Kyle, that was enjoyed by the entire family.  .  If you like this recipe, be sure to check other recipes by Kyle.  In recent weeks he has made Chicken Salad Surprise , Breakfast Burritos ,  Grilled Turkey and Cheese , and Beef Burritos .  We have loved every single one! 


  1. WTG Kyle!! We love deviled eggs too - we're having some with tonight's dinner, in fact. We had our ham leftovers (or most of them) yesterday in fried ham sandwiches. Yummmm!!!

  2. Ham & Cheese bundles and Deviled Eggs = HEAVEN to me!! Good job Kyle!

  3. Cool! I love it when kids make their own recepies, and especially when they are good.

  4. Hey, I "pinned" Kyle's ham and cheese bundles on Pinterest and have gotten LOTS of re-pins on it! Just thought Kyle would like to know he is famous now.

  5. Way to go Kyle! Your story is very sweet - I have an amazing 11 year old nephew who also has Aspergers and he amazes us all the time with this extraordinary intellect! I would be willing to bet that should Kyle choose to start a blog of his own chronicling his life with Aspergers, etc. that it would quickly gain popularity! Kudos to mom for being the extraordinary parent that you're an inspiration. :-)

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    1. Didn't like the way autocorrect "fixed" my spelling... Anyways as Trying to say, These look super tasty I think my kids would Love the bundles too! My son adores deviled eggs too & we recently had such a surplus of hard cooked eggs with Easter we began expermenting with the fillings, so we like adding various flavors of hummus the best-just pipped right into the egg white shell, yummy! Would be fun to see what Kyle would could up with as a healthy filling to his beloved deviled eggs?

  7. I've actually never made deviled eggs but this seems like a fun thing for kids to make- and I love Leesy's suggestion of filling with hummus... might have to give this a try. Thanks so much for linking up to Food Adventure Friday!

  8. we love deviled eggs! Kyle always does a fabulous job! so happy to have you linked with KIK!

  9. Kyle did a great job - we'd love to try making these :-)

    And I have a linky for baking and cooking with kids and would love you to share

    Warmly, Kelly


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